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Financial & Investment Resources


Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are in the news daily. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has a webpage with information on this subject. What is “cryptocurrency?” According to FINRA, “A cryptocurrency is a digital representation of a stored value secured through cryptography,” of which Bitcoin is perhaps most widely known. FINRA warns that cryptocurrencies “remain highly volatile and risky” and recommend caution when considering investing in these products. Go to FINRA’s Cryptocurrency page for resources from FINRA and other regulatory authorities to learn more about these markets and products.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Investor Education Content Modules were developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and are a self-study program for individuals. Be aware that the Foundation permits the use of these copyrighted materials for non-commercial educational purposes only.

Family Financial Management

The Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service provides resources and programs to improve the financial well-being of individuals and families in Mississippi. Go to the MSU Extension Service’s Family Financial Management module for resources and information. is the U.S.Government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Investor’s Clearinghouse

Investor’s Clearinghouse is sponsored by the Alliance for Investor Education and is dedicated to helping Americans increase their understanding and knowledge about investing.

Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE)

WIFE is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

Federal Trade Commission – Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them.

Charitable Organizations

Tax Exempt Organization Search (formerly Select Check) is the place to go when you want to verify that a charitable organization is legitimate before making out the check. You may search for an organization by name or EIN, or download the entire database.